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Home Town of Loonie Creator Robert-Ralph Carmichael


Robert-Ralph Carmichael was an artist who designed the image of the common loon on the reverse side of the Canadian one-dollar coin.

Carmichael was born in 1937 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He lived near Echo Bay and died in 2016.

Since June 30, 1987, when Carmichael’s loonie design went into circulation, it has been reproduced more than a billion times.

Robert-Ralph lived near Echo Bay in the scenic Sylvan Valley.


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